The Watertown Public Library is looking for a creative, and forward thinking Children’s Librarian to join our busy, community focused library. Responsibilities include planning and implementing educational, and interactive weekly story times for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, supervising the Children’s Department staff, selecting materials for the Children’s Department, and assisting with planning, managing, and participating in other relevant and age-appropriate library programs such as evening story times, community outreach, summer reading program, book chats, etc. We are looking for a candidate with an extensive knowledge of children’s literature, is customer service focused, tech savvy, and is familiar with a variety of social media platforms. Starting wage of $23.86 per hour with excellent benefits.
HOURS: Full time position; requiring flexible work hours due to programming but will generally work one evening per week and every fourth weekend, including Sundays. EEO, all qualified applicants encouraged to apply.
Our ideal candidate will have an MLS from an ALA accredited university, with excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for librarianship and its changing role in our community, knowledge of early literacy practices, knowledge of children’s literature, and public library experience. A comparable amount of directly related library experience, along with a Bachelor’s degree, may be substituted at the Library Director’s discretion for the minimum educational requirements. Qualified candidates can see a full job description at www.watertownpubliclibrary.org.
Please send a cover letter, resume with 3 references, and completed application to Peg Checkai at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 12, 2016.